William (Bill) Bailey, WA1FKV - SK
Bill Bailey - WA1FKV, passed away January 19, 2014 due to complications with his battle with dementia.
Bill was born in the Panama Canal Zone in Balboa where he was raised and eventually went to work for the Canal as a Ships Signalman directing ship traffic into the canal. Later in his 20's he purchased a 36 foot double ender sail boat an left Panama for San Diego where he studied electronics. After a short time working repairing organs, Bill began his career with the County of San Diego in their electronics repair shop maintaining and installing radio equipment for 15 years.
His retirement in 1988 allowed Bill to start enjoying travel with his partner David. Together they enjoyed motorcycles, ham radio, and especially boating. Bill and David navigated their boat, Silver Fox to and from Sitka, Alaska. Bill's most remembered trip.
Later Bill and David sailed their land yacht around the country and wintered frequently in Yuma.
Bill is survived by his life partner David. At Bills request there will be no memorial.
Gordon Spencer, AD7JY - SK
Gordon AD7JY passed away on January 6, 2014 after a four-month battle with cancer. Born in Orlando, FL Gordon received his Ph.D. in optics from the University of Rochester.
Gordon was well known in his industry and was recognized by the Optical Society of America with the Adolf Lomb Award in 1964. Gordon had multiple interests including serving as the Club's Secretary, amateur radio and music.
Gordon is survived by his Wife, Joan; daughter Stacey and grandson Shawn.
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- - Club Luncheon - -
- - The Next Luncheon is
March 19th, 2014 at Ferino's
Come join us for lunch. We meet every Wednesday at 11:30 am at Ferinos Pizza in Port Hadlock except the Fourth Wed of each month lunch is held at Fat Smitty's at 11 am in Discovery Bay. Not sure where? check the Club's calendar above. The restaurants appreciates a head count in advance so if you are unable to check in on the Boater's Net please click on the link below to sign up.
- - Sunday PLARC Breakfast
April 20th, 2014
Anyone interested in ham radio is invited to breakfast
April 20th, 2014
@ 10:00 AM. This month our breakfast will be held at The Point Casino. Please join us for good conversation and fellowship.
- - Amateur Radio Exams - -
As of 4/16/12 No regularly scheduled VE Amateur radio test sessions are scheduled. If you would like to take an exam please consider the North Kitsap ARC as they hold a regular exam session on the 4th Saturday of each month. Exam sessions are at the Fire District 18 Headquarters, 911 NE Liberty Rd, Poulsbo 9am-11am. Please contact NKARC for more information. If you have a special exam need please contact the PLARC Radio officer. We may be able to accommodate you.
Check here to see if any local special exam sessions are scheduled in support of local amateur radio classes.